MWA Calendar

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Howard County February Mtg - P.J. O’Dwyer Presents “The State of Modern Romance"

February 20, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Owen Brown Community Center
6800 Cradle Rock Way
Columbia, MD 21045-4809
http://www.owenbrownvillage.org/contact-us.html

Chocolates, flowers, and a complete run-down of the modern market for Romance

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MWA Board Meeting - February 24, 2020

February 24, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

East Columbia Library
6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045

The next MWA Board meeting will be February 24, 2020.

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The Importance of Names-Presentation by Andrew McDowell

February 27, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Cockeysville Recreation Center (across from the Cockeysville Library)
9836 Greenside Drive
Cockeysville, MD 21030

How Much Thought do you give to Names?

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St Mary's County Second Introductory Meeting - The Forgotten Discipline: Fiction Craftsmanship

March 07, 2020
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Charlotte Hall Library
37600 New Market Rd
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622

Craftsmanship is a learnable skill required to produce a publishable manuscript.

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March Meeting

March 10, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Salt Water Media
29 Broad St Suite 104
Berlin, MD 21811
https://www.saltwatermedia.com

Regular Monthly Meeting

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South Baltimore: Pitch Perfect

March 11, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Locust Point Recreation Center
1627 E. Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230

When you sit down in front of a literary agent, you may have ten minutes to talk, but if you don't hook him/her in the first minute your chances of securing representation are dim. Austin S. Camacho, the editorial director for Intrigue Publishing and the

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Montgomery County Chapter March Mtg - Fleshing Out Characters

March 14, 2020
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Mid-County Community Recreation Center
2004 Queensguard Road
Silver Spring, MD 20906

Interactive presentation - we’ll discuss character arcs and how to tie them into the plot.

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Carroll County Mtg: The Research Process with Lois Szymanski

March 14, 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Author Lois Szymanski will talk about the importance of research for both fiction and nonfiction writing.

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Prince Georges County March Mtg - Women’s History Month with Yellow Arrow Publishing

March 14, 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Largo-Kettering Library
9601 Capital Lane
Largo, MD 20774

Recent statistics and the challenges of being a woman in publishing

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MWA Board Meeting - March 16, 2020

March 16, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Elkridge Branch Library
6540 Washington Blvd
Elkridge, MD 21075

MWA Board meeting will be March 16, 2020 at 7:00 PM. Elkridge Library Hockley Meeting Room 6540 Washington Blvd Elkridge MD 21075

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Annapolis Chapter - March Meeting - Writers Block Workshop

March 18, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Room 205
801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
http://www.marylandhall.org

Locked-up and, therefore, unable to write?

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Howard County March Mtg - Finding Your Poet's Voice

March 19, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Owen Brown Community Center
6800 Cradle Rock Way
Columbia, MD 21045-4809
http://www.owenbrownvillage.org/contact-us.html

Get ready for April, National Poetry Month, by Honing the Poet Within

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Frederick County Chapter: No Regular Meeting in March

March 21, 2020
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Urbana Regional Library
9020 Amelung Street
Frederick, MD 21704
https://www.fcpl.org/branches-hours/urbana-regional-library

There will be no March meeting due to the MWA Conference

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Baltimore Chapter Meeting - Barbara Morrison Presents

March 26, 2020
7:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Cockeysville Recreation Center (across from the Cockeysville Library)
9836 Greenside Drive
Cockeysville, MD 21030

TBD Story Structure to Entertain Your Readers

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MWA Annual Conference: Brain to Bookshelf 2020

March 28, 2020
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center - A limited number of rooms available are available at an MWA Room Discount - While Supplies Last
3501 University Blvd East, Hyattsville, Maryland 20783
Hyattsville, MD 20783
https://tinyurl.com/MWAConference2020

Saturday March 28 - Sunday March 29, 2020: Join us for our Annual Conference helping writers—no matter where you are in your writing journey— to develop the craft and community network to take your vision From Brain to Bookshelf.

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Montgomery County Chapter April Mtg - The Skeleton in the Closet: Film Structure and Crafting Stories

April 11, 2020
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Mid-County Community Recreation Center
2004 Queensguard Road
Silver Spring, MD 20906

What Can Film Structure Can Teach Us About Crafting Our Stories?

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Carroll County Mtg: Poetry and Song Lyrics

April 11, 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Rod Deacey examines the difference between poetry and song lyrics.

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Prince Georges County April Mtg - Celebrating the Spring Season with Children’s Author Sharon Flake

April 11, 2020
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

South Bowie Branch Library, PGCMLS
15301 Hall Rd
Bowie, MD 20721

Bring your Tweens and Teenagers to this inspiring program

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Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Monthly Meeting

April 14, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Salt Water Media
29 Broad St Suite 104
Berlin, MD 21811
https://www.saltwatermedia.com

Regular Monthly Meeting

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Annapolis Chapter - April Meeting - The Public Life of the Writer

April 15, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Room 205
801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
http://www.annapolismwa.com

Principles of being a bold, respectful writer in the public sphere,

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Howard County April Mtg - The Non-Fiction Panel

April 16, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Owen Brown Community Center
6800 Cradle Rock Way
Columbia, MD 21045-4809
http://www.owenbrownvillage.org/contact-us.html

Janet Ruck and Valarie Austin describe their experiences in non-fiction publishing

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Annapolis Chapter - Open Mic Event- Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library

April 18, 2020
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library
269 Hillsmere Dr
Annapolis, MD 21403
https://www.aacpl.net/location/eastport

Read your published, unpublished, finished or in-progress poetry, fiction, non-fiction, etc. in front of a friendly group of supportive people.

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Frederick County Chapter: From Shy to Sold: Querying, Proposing, and Getting Your Book Published

April 18, 2020
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Urbana Regional Library
9020 Amelung Street
Frederick, MD 21704
https://www.fcpl.org/branches-hours/urbana-regional-library

Author Ally E. Machate guides writers through the submission process

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Baltimore Chapter - Artifact Literature

April 30, 2020
7:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Cockeysville Recreation Center (across from the Cockeysville Library)
9836 Greenside Drive
Cockeysville, MD 21030

Is Twitter Literature?

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Carroll County Mtg: Writer's Block Roundtable

May 09, 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

What is writer's block? How can we overcome it? Does it even exist?

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Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Monthly Meeting

May 12, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Salt Water Media
29 Broad St Suite 104
Berlin, MD 21811
https://www.saltwatermedia.com

Regular Monthly Meeting

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Frederick County Chapter: Come Socialize!

May 16, 2020
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Urbana Regional Library
9020 Amelung Street
Frederick, MD 21704
https://www.fcpl.org/branches-hours/urbana-regional-library

Come Meet Local Writers Like You!

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Annapolis Chapter - May Meeting - Nonfiction: The Truth Versus Fiction

May 20, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Room 205
801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
http://www.marylandhall.org

Meeting the challenge of telling fact-based narratives so they are vivid and engaging

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Howard County May Mtg - Publishing Across Multiple Genres

May 21, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Owen Brown Community Center
6800 Cradle Rock Way
Columbia, MD 21045-4809
http://www.owenbrownvillage.org/contact-us.html

How to be traditionally published across genres from historical fiction to paranormal romance

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Frederick County Chapter: Frederick Festival of the Arts

June 05, 2020
10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Come visit our booth

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Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Monthly Meeting

June 09, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Salt Water Media
29 Broad St Suite 104
Berlin, MD 21811
https://www.saltwatermedia.com

Regular Monthly Meeting

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Howard County June Mtg - Structure your Story for Maximum Impact

June 18, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Owen Brown Community Center
6800 Cradle Rock Way
Columbia, MD 21045-4809
http://www.owenbrownvillage.org/contact-us.html

"Framing”: What it means, and using it to display your story to its best advantage.

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Frederick County Chapter: Polishing Your Manuscript with Linda Rondeau

June 20, 2020
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Urbana Regional Library
9020 Amelung Street
Frederick, MD 21704
https://www.fcpl.org/branches-hours/urbana-regional-library

More information to come!

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Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Monthly Meeting

July 14, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Salt Water Media
29 Broad St Suite 104
Berlin, MD 21811
https://www.saltwatermedia.com

Regular Monthly Meeting

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Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Monthly Meeting

August 11, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Salt Water Media
29 Broad St Suite 104
Berlin, MD 21811
https://www.saltwatermedia.com

Regular Monthly Meeting

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Frederick County Chapter: No Regular Meeting in August

August 15, 2020
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Urbana Regional Library
9020 Amelung Street
Frederick, MD 21704
https://www.fcpl.org/branches-hours/urbana-regional-library

Enjoy your summer! We'll see you in September!

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Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Monthly Meeting

September 08, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Salt Water Media
29 Broad St Suite 104
Berlin, MD 21811
https://www.saltwatermedia.com

Regular Monthly Meeting

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Frederick County Chapter: Sky Stage!

September 09, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Sky Stage
59 South Carroll Street
Frederick, MD 21701
http://www.skystagefrederick.com/

Come join us for our second year of open mic at Sky Stage!

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Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Monthly Meeting

October 13, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Salt Water Media
29 Broad St Suite 104
Berlin, MD 21811
https://www.saltwatermedia.com

Regular Monthly Meeting

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Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Monthly Meeting

November 10, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Salt Water Media
29 Broad St Suite 104
Berlin, MD 21811
https://www.saltwatermedia.com

Regular Monthly Meeting

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Frederick County Chapter: Come Write In!

November 21, 2020
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Urbana Regional Library
9020 Amelung Street
Frederick, MD 21704
https://www.fcpl.org/branches-hours/urbana-regional-library

Our annual NaNoWriMo Write-in!

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Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Monthly Meeting

December 08, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Salt Water Media
29 Broad St Suite 104
Berlin, MD 21811
https://www.saltwatermedia.com

Regular Monthly Meeting

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